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CARDIFF FANS CLAMOUR FOR CRAIG BELLAMY

Fans of English Championship side, Cardiff City have begun a social networking clamour for home-town ace Craig Bellamy.

After losing out on the playoffs, the fans seek a replacement for Russell Slade as Bluebirds’ manager.


Current coach, Slade, has admitted that he is in the dark over his future, with his current deal due to lapse after their game against Birmingham on Saturday. Fans, even popular ones, asked City’s owner Vincent Tan to be bold and ask Bellamy to “re-ignite the fire in the team and the club” for upcoming campaign. Even Slade knows it’s up to Tan to decide his future especially after fans voted him out 84 percent in a fans’ poll.

Abraham, who has been a Bluebirds season-ticket holder for 43 consecutive seasons and who runs the messageboard where the poll was decided said:

“To be honest, there has been quite a bit of talk about Bellamy since October. But after the manner of the weekend defeat at Hillsborough, the clamour has got louder and louder.

“The fans, it seems, want someone to explode this football club, re-ignite their fire and passion. And as a local man, they believe Bellamy is the person to do it.

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“They are becoming more and more vocal about Bellamy after it was made public that Slade’s contract is coming to an end. Many want a new manager brought in and they name Bellamy as that man.”

Abraham admitted Slade did a lot for the club but the fans just want more and prefers Bellamy to lead the team. (more…)

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MACKAY PLEASED

The manager of Cardiff City, Malky Mackay, has said that the reports about him planning to leave the club are absolutely rubbish.

A few days back, Iain Moody who was considered to be pretty close to Mackay and was holding the post of the recruitment head at Cardiff City was axed by the club. Mackay was believed to be unhappy with that decision of the owners and he was reported to be planning to make a move away, but, the 41 years old Scottish manager made clear yesterday that he isn’t going anywhere.

Cardiff City’s current position in the Premier League points table isn’t that good. They are not too far away from the relegation zone. They have won 3 and have lost 5 out of the 12 games that they have played so far in the league. They have 13 points in the bag at the moment.

Taking to the reporters yesterday, Mackay said, “You don’t want to be in the news because of wrong reasons, but, unfortunately, that’s the case with us at the moment. The spotlight is on us but not because of our football, it’s because of something else.”

“I am really feeling bad for our supporters. They have always given us huge amount of support and we started well by defeating City when we played here at Cardiff for the first time this season. That gave the supporters immense joy, but, now, this incident would have let them down a bit.”

“I am not upset with whatever has happened. I am focussed on my job. I want to ensure that we don’t end up in the relegation zone. I want Cardiff to be a Premier League team next season as well.”

Cardiff City’s next game is against Arsenal. That’s a home game for them and will be played on 30th of November.

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HOPING FOR RED HOT START

The Cardiff city manager Malky Mackay has said that he is hoping to start the new season in red hot form. Cardiff city have failed to get promotion on a number of occasions in the last five seasons, but will be once again favourites to achieve promotion either through the automatic spot or the play-offs position. However, in order to be in the race for the promotion spot the end of the season, they need to start the season extremely well. It is something that has been acknowledged by the Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, who has said that he is hoping for a red hot start to the new season.

The arrival of the Malaysian owners coupled with the changing of the colours of the club has certainly infuriated a lot of the fans. However, the manager has said that the club will be able to benefit from the significant funding provided by the new owners. He has said that due to the amount of money put in by the new owners, they will be looking to change a few aspects of the team, which will be beneficial for the club in the future. Cardiff will be facing the likes of Brighton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Leeds United in the opening few matches of the season.

“We want fans to come and support their team. Cardiff City still have a team because of the Malaysian investment. Every fan is important to this club. Cardiff City has been their team for 100 years and will be there team for another 100 years. Come and support the players as you did in such style last season. We are delighted to start a new season at home,” said the manager ahead of the match with Brighton, which by no means is going to be easy.

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